Modern Scandinavian Casting I - single hand

Backcast

The theme of this course is:

  • Understanding fly tackle composition
    Positions and movements in an efficient fly cast
    Short overhand casts
    Introduction to the double haul
    Understanding fly tackle composition
  • Positions and movements in an efficient fly cast
  • Short overhand casts
  • Introduction to the double haul

The theoretical part includes the following subjects:

  • Basic principles in modern casting technique
  • The physics of fly casting
  • The different rod positions and the importance of them in loop control
  • Hand grip and rod actions
  • Line and leader designs
  • How to put together good fly tackle for different kinds of fishing

The practical part Includes the following subjects:

  • Learning the right hand grip and hand position
  • Learning the right positions and movements
  • Learning the right casting rhythm
  • Exercises to improve your loop control
  • Introduction to the double haul
The overall aim of the course is:
  • Understanding your fly tackle completely
  • A short, but perfect overhand cast following the principles of modern fly casting


Over the last few years, many clients and friends have asked me to put together hosted trips to places I’d recommend, having been fortunate enough to have fished extensively in many of the world’s greatest locations. I’ve finally decided to work those into my schedule, yet only those places that I have personally found immense pleasure in fishing and experiencing on multiple occasions. 
 
Henrik Mortensen: Professional Fly Angler, Fly Caster, Designer, Instructor & Author